Sgt Tangye posted the video with the message: “This is what 140mph looks like. On route to a break in progress.”It was filmed by from the front-seat passenger during a blue light call to the scene of a suspected theft at a scrap yard.Shortly after, Sgt Tangye updated his account by tweeting: “Local units found 2 young lads in scrap yard… was the owners son and friend! No offences.”Sgt Tangye runs an award-winning blog which documents his experiences as a police officer, and has more than 15,000 followers on Twitter. Detective Superintendent Darren Rawlings, force development programme manager for Efficiency at Hampshire Constabulary, also spotted the video.He replied to Sgt Tangye’s post and said: “Why show this? Is it really necessary? Very naïve tweet. 140mph to a break in progress…”Sgt Tangye defended his driving skills on his Twitter page by saying: “Advance driving does not mean driving fast. It means progressive driving when safe to do so and regularly assessed by instructors.”As a 20 year Police Advanced driver, VIP driver, pursuits tactics advisor and SIO of fatalities, I don’t need to be lectured on safe driving.”After the advice I’ve had on how to do my job recently, I will be offering expert advice to: Plumbers, Teachers, Electricians.” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings. Many very nasty incidents have happened by scrap thieves when disturbed at night.— Sgt Harry Tangye (@DC_ARVSgt) August 6, 2017 One poster, StanStill, wrote: “Harry Tangye just loves himself to bits, the King of the Selfies. He sounds like a man who needs constant publicity to keep his ego going strong.”If there was a large animal in the road he would never have stopped at that speed. Time he was put back on the beat and take his selfie phone away.” It does nobody any good if you cannot safely get to the scene. I understand being in a hurry but 140mph is irresponsible. No reaction time.— Mika’s Seeping Wound (@JoeLoonan) August 6, 2017 This tweet received dozens of retweets, over 500 likes and more than 170 comments, many of which criticised the sergeant’s decision to hit such high speeds. I know. That’s why I’m pushing for a law change. In the mean time, I have to take a risk which is unacceptable.— Sgt Harry Tangye (@DC_ARVSgt) August 6, 2017 A police officer dubbed the “King of Selfies” has defended posting a video online showing police car travelling at 140mph along a motorway on the way to a suspected scrapyard theft. The film clip of the trip down the M5, in which the camera pans in on the speedometer to show it registering double the legal speed limit, was posted on Twitter by Devon and Cornwall Police traffic Sergeant Harry Tangye, who was criticised in August 2016 for taking a ‘selfie’ and tweeting “sorry guys and girls” while at the scene of a 19-mile long tailback on the M5 caused by a woman who tried to take her own life.